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Biography PhotoJohn  A. Krol
Chairman of the Board

John A. Krol has been Chairman since 2009. He is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Following four years of service in the U.S. Navy, he joined Du Pont as a chemist and, following sales, marketing, manufacturing and senior business management positions, was appointed Vice Chairman in 1992, CEO in 1995, then Chairman and CEO, retiring in December 1998. He has served on numerous corporate boards, including J.P. Morgan, MeadWestvaco, Milliken Company, and advisory boards of Bechtel Corporation and Teijin Ltd. Mr. Krol received B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemistry from Tufts University. Mr. Krol’s wide-ranging leadership experience, including as Chairman and CEO of a global public company and numerous board and chairman assignments, brings to the Board extensive expertise in corporate governance, as well as significant operational and strategic expertise, financial management, and strategic development.

Other Directorships: ACE, Ltd. (2001-2012) and Tyco International Ltd. (2002-2014)